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Winsor Dobbin is a vastly experienced journalist, who has been based in cities as diverse as London, Paris, Johannesburg and Sydney.

A former foreign correspondent, he has been writing about wine, food and travel for 25 years and has been published in publications ranging from the Los Angeles Times to the Sydney Morning Herald.

He is a regular contributor to Winestate Magazine, James Halliday Wine Magazine, Selector Magazine, Quest Kudos, Ciao and other wine and lifestyle publications.

He began his wine and travel writing career for the Daily Telegraph in Sydney and now spends around half of each year on the road when not at his home base in the Huon Valley in rural Tasmania.

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A taste of the best of the Hunter - The Distinguished Dozen, Thomas Wines

A taste of the best of the Hunter - The Distinguished Dozen, Thomas Wines
Thommo and Andy sound like a comedy duo, or a breakfast team on local radio. Winemaker Andrew Thomas from Thomas Wines and chef Andy Wright from Pokolbin Catering Co. are, in fact, deadly serious about food and wine and their collaborations are some of the hottest tickets for June's Hunter Valley Wine and Food Festival.Join them to explore 12 vinta...
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What a week for Hunter husband and wife wine stars

What a week for Hunter husband and wife wine stars
What a week for the Margan family from Margan Wines and Restaurant in the Hunter Valley.First Lisa Margan graduated from the WSET Diploma in Wine and Spirits course.Then her husband, Andrew Margan, was named Hunter Valley Winemaker of the Year at the Hunter Legends Awards.He was previously named 2015 Viticulturalist of the Year and has consistently...
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Three generations make Scarborough Wines a family affair

Three generations make Scarborough Wines a family affair
Not only are three generations of the Scarborough family actively involved, but the tasting room is in the old family homestead on Gillards Road in Pokolbin.The recently renovated facility is set up for groups large and small and you'll almost certainly meet a Scarborough, whether that be founders Ian and Merralea Scarborough, winemaker son Jerome ...
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Hunter Valley preparing for a month-long party

Hunter Valley preparing for a month-long party
The Hunter Valley is back baby. One of Australia's favourite adult playgrounds is pulling in visitors following Covid-19 and few regions can match the Hunter when it comes to cellar doors, restaurants, distilleries, golf courses and day spas.But with numbers still down and precautions in place you won't have anyone jostling you for position at tast...
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